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Best Albums Of 2012

Posted in Best / Worst, Blog, Lists, Music, Web Design on February 9, 2013 by slateman

vintersorg-orkanI’ve been posting my Best Records of The Year for over a decade now. While 2012 was the weakest year in…well…over a decade, it still had some good stuff. So, in continuing the trend of listing the best of the best, I’ve given the coveted Album Of The Year title to Vintersorg’s Orkan. Read the whole article here.

I have high expectations for 2013, as I’ve already stated. However, until then, I’ll still have last year’s Vintersorg, Borknagar, Alcest and Module.

Massive SFG Update Is A Go!!!

Posted in Best / Worst, Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on January 24, 2013 by slateman

I couldn’t contain myself the other day and spilled the beans but today the huge update is live. Having tweaked more than two dozen different sections by adding posters, new galleries, fixing old ones and revamping a few pages, it’s easily the biggest update since the site launched 11 years ago. And, congrats to me for another long-running site. Crumbling Flesh turns 18 this year, the empty shell that is Planet Tony Hawk would be 14 and this one 11. Rock on! I was psyched to make this big update, giving me 106 galleries in this humble site. Here are the samples I listed over there. Excellent!!!


Street Fighter Galleries: Enormous Update

Posted in Best / Worst, Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on January 22, 2013 by slateman

I’ll be posting a huge update over at Street Fighter Galleries soon, in honor of the site’s 11th anniversary. What turned out as a few gallery updates has become an enormous undertaking. By my latest count, I’ve updated or added no fewer than 23 galleries and added at least a half dozen posters. So…while I want to wait to post the big update, I’m also psyched to fix a lot of things that were slightly broken (10 year old code) and also fill some gaps that were missing. This last update of the day was to Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter. Never one of my favorite games, its art is impressing me lately! Check out the new updates!

Street Fighter X Mega Man Art

Posted in Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on December 28, 2012 by slateman

logo-sfxmmEven as a long-time Mega Man fan, I have almost zero interest in this title. The grand celebration of the Blue Bomber’s 25th anniversary has come out as a free, downloadable, fan-made title and it’s nothing short of OK. That’s not fair, I haven’t really given it enough love, but I did check it out and was left feeling underwhelmed. In any event, I’ve captured the character artwork, as basic and lame as it is. I figured I should post them over at SFGalleries. In fact, it’s my 93rd gallery with another 6 bonus galleries…that means the next is my 100th; that’ll be a nice way to celebrate the site’s 10th anniversary. Let’s see what we have:

Vampire Resurrection: Continued!

Posted in Blog, Game Art, Games, Web Design with tags , on December 25, 2012 by slateman

Three updates in one day? All on Vampire/Darkstalkers? OK! With 40 minutes until Santa arrives, I’m pretty psyched. My wife is going to be psyched about her new iPod and bluetooth headphones. As for me…I don’t know what I’m getting. I think a new video camera is out of the question, and she doesn’t seem to like my cubing obsession (such a strong word!) We’ll see in about 8 hours! Until then, the last set of Vampire Resurrection art has come out and it’s pretty sweet. This finishes the gallery and is one of the strongest sets of art Capcom has put out in a long time. Check it all out and here’s your sample…

SFGalleries: New Vampire/Darkstalkers Art

Posted in Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design with tags on December 2, 2012 by slateman

I’ve been doing research for a potential FAQ on the Vampire / Darkstalkers series. As I work on this, I decided to put some more effort into the series’ entries on SFGalleries. As I continue to work on that guide, I updated the site with the new character art for
Vampire / Darkstalkers Resurrection, due in March. The new gallery, which is only half complete so far, is spectacular. I’ll toss some samples below. I’ll continue to update this as Capcom Japan posts new art. Enjoy!!!

4 More Shotokan Swaps!

Posted in Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on November 4, 2012 by slateman

I thought 53 was sufficient but I was mistaken! Going through Marvel Vs. Capcom recently, I noticed I missed a few palette swaps! Since Ken and Gouki are missing from the game, they are represented through Ryu and so there are four additional colors available by switching. My SFZ swaps section now includes these four. Given the stupidity of the gallery in my last post, this shouldn’t really be a surprise. Here are the four new sprites which are added to the ridiculous number of gaming GIFs on my main site.

SFZ2 Art Swaps

Posted in Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on November 4, 2012 by slateman

This was last weekend’s insanity. I love the Zero/Alpha series, it’s no secret SFZ2 is my favorite. I’ve been enjoying doing alternate color galleries (see Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom) and I figured, “Why not more?”

So, I chose my favorite of the bunch, SFZ2A and grabbed the alternate colors for all the characters. This includes Satsui No Hadou Ryu, Shin Gouki, Chun-Li’s classic outfit, Sakura’s bonus colors and all the SSF2 colors. The result is an absurd 132 captures. Ah well, I love this stuff. Check out the full gallery complete with mouseovers. Enjoy the preview…this is stupid…haha.

SFGalleries Update!

Posted in Blog, Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on October 2, 2012 by slateman

It’s been a while since my last update to Street Fighter Galleries, my third-oldest site (10 yrs old)! However, since the release of Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins, I felt new inspiration and re-captured an old X-Men Vs. Street Fighter gallery. I did captures for both outfits (not the additional two on home ports) and think the mouseover effect is quite nice. Enjoy this…hopefully there’s more to come!

SFG Update: SFxT Avatars

Posted in Game Art, Games, Street Fighter, Web Design on March 13, 2012 by slateman

Two images are presented below (Gouki & Poison), but I’ve tossed the rest of them up as my 90th gallery over at I’m fairly certain that site is 10 years old this year, at least the structure of it is. Crazy…